Tuesday, March 10, 2009
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Eugene Dowling holds degrees from Michigan State and Northwestern Universities. His principal teachers were euphonium virtuoso Leonard Falcone and legendary pedagogue Arnold Jacobs, former principal tubist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. While living in Chicago, Dowling substituted regularly in the Chicago Symphony, playing under the batons of Sir Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini and Bernard Haitink among others. In addition to the symphonic repertoire while in Chicago, he took an active interest in rock and jazz music styles and recorded movie scores and a number of radio and television commercials. He also has substituted in the Milwaukee, North Carolina and Vancouver Symphony orchestras.
For twenty-five years Dowling was principal tubist with the Victoria Symphony. He is currently a faculty member of the School of Music, University of Victoria where he teaches ear training and low brass. His CD, The English Tuba, was nominated for a Juno award and has recently been re-released on the Tromba Bassa label.